A complaint against a trainer at the Santa Anita race track has been filed by the California Horse Racing Board. According to them, the horse tested positive for etodolac, an anti-inflammatory medication not permitted for use in racehorses.
Etodolac is approved for use in humans and dogs, but is listed as a class 3 violation when used in race horses. If a hearing on the matter on April 29, finds the violation valid, the purse for the race will be redistributed.
The trainer, who is currently litigating another positive drug test from a race at the Del Mar race track, maintains that the tests are flawed.